4 Essential Supplements for Men’s Health-Greg Pryor

Greg Pryor-the use of quality supplements in the right dosages at the right times can help you live a healthier life and slow up the aging process.

I have been an advocate for vitamins and supplements since I started my professional baseball career in 1971, with the Washington Senators.

Please take a seat on the bench and consider the 4 simple tips below.

Tip #1  Use LIFEGUARD™ a High-Quality Multi-Vitamin, Multi-Mineral with Each Meal  Your body needs nutrients 24 hours a day so using supplements after each meal is very logical. Most of the food we eat is devoid of virtually all the trace minerals we need for survival so  consider using a high-potency multi-vitamin with each meal to help provide free radical protection and to build up the immune system. Food that is sold in markets today is less nutritious than it was 50 years ago

Tip #2-OMEGA3 PRIORITY™ Use the “Essential” Nutrient, Omega-3. One of the major building blocks of the brain, the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is critical for optimal brain health and function at all ages of life.  Getting enough DHA from the diet is impractical (some people don’t like or eat fish) and the easiest way to consume it is from fish oil. Omega 3 is one of the most researched and added value supplements due to the value it provides for brain and cardiac health. Make getting a high quality Omega-3 a top priority.

Tip #3  JOINT-DECISION™ OR TOTAL JOINT COMPLEX ™ Nutrients for Joint Health.I have been using glucosamine HCl since 1996 to keep my joints and cartilage healthy.  Since ’96, my company, Life Priority has enjoyed helping thousands of people understand how using a high-quality form of glucosamine can help support and maintain healthy joints. Using glucosamine has allowed me to play golf with less joint pain and also participate in the KC Royals Fantasy Camp each year.

Tip #4-PROSTATE PRIORITY™ Specific Nutrients for Maintaining a Healthy Prostate Prostate health becomes more important with age, particularly for men over the age of 40. There are certain nutrients that can help support the health of the prostate including, lycopene, saw palmetto, pygeum, vitamin C, vitamin D-3 and zinc.

I feel that the use of quality supplements in the right dosages at the right times can help you live a healthier life and slow up the aging process.

To Your Health, Greg Pryor, Life Priority co-owner; health advocate

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.

Information provided for educational purposes only. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

Effects of Exercise and Supplementation on Mood

Guest blog from Nicole May, Personal Trainer

I remember reading a story a few years ago about a depressed housewife who, at age 44 and 100 pounds overweight, knew that she needed to change her life. She first went to her doctor, who prescribed an antidepressant, but she thought there had to be a more natural way.
She knew she did not have a “Prozac deficiency,” but more of an exercise and whole food deficiency. She threw the prescription in the trash, started walking on her treadmill, eventually started running on her treadmill and never looked back. She also changed her diet to a more clean, whole, unprocessed diet and started taking some supplements. She is cured of her depression and obesity, and is now in her late 50s. She is a fitness model, who has won several competitions; she is also an author of several books, owns a publishing company and conducts speaking engagements all over the world.
This story always inspires me because it is an example of how our society today is over-medicated, and under-active, and under-nourished. It also shows that no matter our age or our fitness level, we can make small changes. I had seen years ago with my clients, their changes in attitude when they would exercise. Some of them could only walk for a few minutes outside due to health issues, but would tell me that their attitudes would change just from a short walk!
Studies have shown time and again that exercise increases endorphins, improves sleep, increases nerve cells, and keeps our minds sharp. I have also had periods of time over my career in which I am not able to exercise due to injuries and I notice a difference in mood and attitude when I am not able to work out.
Another important factor for overall attitude and health is supplementation. I have experienced in my life, and seen in others the effects of supplements on quality of life. Supplements that I have used and love:
Omega-3 Priority
Researchers say the results suggest diets lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause the brain to age faster. “People with lower blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids had lower brain volumes that were equivalent to about two years of structural brain aging,” says researcher Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH, of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Lift, Mind and Muscle Memory
The B complex and L-Phenylalanine in Lift, the Choline in Mind, and the L-Arginine in Muscle Memory helps keep me motivated and focused to not only exercise but in all activities in my everyday life. They also help my muscles recover so I am able to exercise almost every day and keep my attitude and mood uplifted!
Joint Decision
The Glucosamine found in Joint Decision is thought to help the body sustain ligaments, tendons and cartilage. I can say that with my “Retired Gymnast Body” my knees had gotten very sore as I got older, however I have been taking Joint Decision and can say for a fact that my knees are now virtually PAIN FREE!!
Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Put Your Heart Into Your New Year’s Resolutions

Article by Greg Pryor published in Kansas City Sports & Fitness.

The New Year is all about new beginnings, and there’s no better time to make a resolution and improve your heart health. The New Year offers an irresistible opportunity to start fresh and reaffirm your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Since February is Heart Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to kick those bad eating habits in favor of enjoying nutritious meals that will leave you more than satisfied and help your heart perform its best. I have a few simple tips  to ensure that you get off to the right start in 2014!

Take Your Multivitamin

First, a Lifeguard. This is the most important supplement you can take – a high-quality multivitamin is a must! Vitamins and minerals are essential to good nutrition and good health. Ideally, we should get our nutrients and micronutrients in food with a balanced, healthy diet. That’s not always possible. According to a report published in the Spring 2013 issue of Wise Traditions, the journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, deficiencies of vitamins A, D, K, B1, B3, B6, B12 and folate, and of minerals iodine, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium and manganese can all contribute to mental instability and violent behavior.

A recent article, “Violent Behavior: A Solution in Plain Sight” by Sylvia Onusic, PhD, CNS, LDN, seeks reasons for the increase in violent behavior in America, especially among teenagers. “We can blame violence on the media and on the breakdown of the home,” Onusic said. “But the fact is that a large number of Americans, living mostly on devitalized processed food, are suffering from malnutrition. In many cases, this means their brains are starving.”

In fact, doctors are seeing a return of nutritional deficiency diseases, such as scurvy and pellagra, which were declared eradicated long ago by public health officials. Many of these conditions cause brain injuries as well.

No one goes swimming without a lifeguard present, so don’t let your health drown in the numerous challenges to your body experiences every day. Help protect yourself with Lifeguard, a multivitamin that can keep your health above water.

Get Your OMEGA 3 Fatty Acids

According to the American Heart Association, OMEGA 3 fatty acids such as those found in fish oil benefit the hearts of healthy people, and those at high risk of or who have cardiovascular disease. OMEGA 3 fatty acids have been shown to protect against heart disease by inhibiting the formation of blood clots, preventing potentially deadly heartbeat abnormalities, and lowering triglyceride levels that can increase the risk of heart attacks. A study of nearly 4,000 men and women aged 65 years and older found that those who ate at least one serving of fatty fish every week were 35% percent less likely to die of a heart attack.

Research sponsored by the National Institute of Health links higher consumption of OMEGA 3 to a lower risk of depression and better response to treatment for manic depression and schizophrenia.

Don’t Forget Arginine

Another nutrient than has been getting a lot of attention is arginine. There is a growing body of solid scientific evidence that an amino acid, L-arginine (arginine for short) can significantly protect against the development of coronary artery disease.

Stay Active with Healthy Joints

As a former athlete, I love the benefits if using glucosamine for my joints! I have been using glucosamine HCl (G HCl) for more than 16 years. It is a fabulous natural product that is essential for the health of all cartilage. It has great scientific evidence for safety and efficacy.  Everyone gets G HCl from their diet but many do not get enough over time or excess wear and tear. Using G HCl as a supplement may be your safest way to avoid inflamed joints. Keep your joints healthy and keep moving, as exercise is vital to good heart health.

Enjoy a Healthier, Happier You

With almost a month already on the books in 2014, don’t lose sight of your resolutions already. Instead, make your health your top priority. Adding a multivitamin, Omega-3 fatty acids, arginine and glucosamine to your diet can help you become healthier. Use this New Year wisely, to create a healthier and happier you!

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Synthetic vs Natural, What’s the Difference?

What is the definition of natural ingredients and what is the definition of synthetic ingredients? There’s always a debate in the health community about the benefits of synthetic ingredients (created in a laboratory) in nutritional supplements. The recent trend and belief is that all-natural everything is the best choice, but is that true?

According to Durk Pearson, there really isn’t a difference between creating synthetic ingredients in a lab and the all-natural ingredient. In our daily diets, we ingest foods with countess chemicals that can be both beneficial and harmful. Since this is the case, all-natural may not be the best if we can eliminate those bad chemicals in our supplements. He uses the example of Na-PCA, “which is the primary natural moisturizer in your skin.” If your diet isn’t such that it allows for your body to produce Na-PCA in an adequate quantity, then your skin may become dry and cracked, but you can find it in other places. Na-PCA is an ingredient in some moisturizers, so it can be produced in a lab and result in the same positive outcome for you. Instead of having to watch what you eat and drink, or wait for your body to naturally produce it, you could supplement your body with a moisturizer which contains Na-PCA and receive the same benefits.

Life Priority owner, Greg Pryor, explains that glucosamine (an amino sugar) is found in the body because we create it from the food we eat and is essential for cartilage and joints. This would be an example of a natural ingredient; however, you can extract that same molecule and use it for supplements. Glucosamine can be processed from crustaceans in a three-step process. Even though it’s extracted using science, our body doesn’t differentiate between the two forms because they both have the same molecular structure. Therefore, an argument can be made there is no real difference between natural and synthetic.

The same can be said for other ingredients as well. Vitamin C is a well-known vitamin that everyone focuses on to a great extent. All-natural Vitamin C can be obtained and ingested through our diets, but to obtain the adequate amount if Vitamin C could require sacrifices you’re not willing to make. So, there are Vitamin C supplements that can help us reach our target amount and stay healthy. Of course, not all supplements and their ingredients are made equal, so you should always exercise caution and prudence when choosing a nutritional supplement. Here at Life Priority, we believe that high quality lab created supplements are extremely beneficial to your and your health, because you can remove any environmental toxins.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

 

Coping with Winter Joint Aches & Pains

Yes, it’s that time of year… winter is here. Instead of shorts and t-shirts, the proper attire consists of pants, long-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts and coats. The cold wind bites at your heels, and worse, the cold also aggravates our bones and joints. During winter, you can experience more stiffness and discomfort from your knees and back among other things, but you don’t have to accept the pain.

After spending all day at work and performing your daily responsibilities, you may not feel like working out, but even 30 minutes of exercise per day can make a huge impact. If you can find time to work out, you could boost your mood, along with your creative and critical thinking capacity. In addition, working out can help your joints and muscles feel less stiff if they are accustomed to being used. The long periods pf standing or sitting at work can cause your body to tense up, so walking or jogging can loosen them up, and in turn, you feel better.

Dad Ice Skating with Son

Of course, joint, bone, and muscle discomfort is still possible, but you can fight back by adding daily supplements and vitamins to your diet. Joint Decision is a dietary supplement specifically designed to help you and your joint pain. Joint Decision helps to supply the body with glucosamine, which is necessary for our bodies to function with little or no discomfort.

Glucosamine is naturally manufactured within our bodies and can be consumed in our diet, but it’s difficult to get the proper amount through diet alone. If you have the incorrect amount of glucosamine necessary in your body, then your joints and bones can feel achy and painful.

Our cartilage needs glucosamine to function properly. Cartilage is what helps cushion our joints when we move and helps prevent them from feeling stiff after resting in the same position for long amounts of time. Joint Decision can help supply the body with the right amount of glucosamine so the cartilage can effectively cushion our joints and allow you to feel better when performing your daily tasks.

So don’t let the bitter cold of winter and its effect on your joints keep you from doing the things you love, like cooking succulent meals for the holidays, spending time with the rambunctious kids in your family, taking your favorite canine for a brisk winter walk, or even just going about your daily life.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

 

Aspirin Just Masks Joint Pain, Doesn’t Fix It

Aspirin and pain killers flood the advertising market and span a large amount of commercial time on television. Everyone experiences pain from headaches and injuries, but the irritation from joint pain could be a more serious problem; one that simple aspirins can’t fix. Besides, how often do people have to take multiple aspirins to relieve pain that eventually comes back? Why continue to mask the pain, when the problem could potentially be corrected?

aspirin-sxc156977_1092Using aspirin and pain killers to suppress the discomfort works for a while, but the core of the problem could be a degeneration of cartilage. Most people fear surgery or extensive rehabilitation, but using a supplement could help that process.

Glucosamine helps repair and reproduce damaged cartilage. Knees, ankles and wrists are common areas where damaged cartilage causes pain and discomfort. These are very important areas of our bodies because they deal with a lot of impact and perform many daily functions. Sometimes rolling out of bed is daunting because people know as soon as their feet touch the floor, the daily grind, responsibilities and nagging body pains that go with it will commence, but we shouldn’t have to fear those things or mask our pain with pills that don’t solve the issue.

Joint Decision Glucosamine SupplementJoint Decision™ is a supplement offered by Life Priority since 1995,  that uses glucosamine hcl as a main ingredient to support and help repair the damaged area. Repairing the cartilage can help provide the cushion we need for our joints to work without excess friction and pain. Having that cushion is vital to our daily function and can vastly decrease our pain levels.

After more than 10 years of research and clinical studies, Luke Bucci, Ph.D, wrote the book Pain Free: The Definitive Guide to Healing Arthritis, Low-Back Pain, and Sports Injuries Through Nutrition and Supplements which chronicles the value of glucosamine and how it may help you find lasting relief from joint pain. So don’t just cover-up the pain with countless aspirins, correct it by adding glucosamine to your diet and feel the results.

To your health!

Greg Pryor, Life Priority Owner, with "Pain Free" author Luke Bucci
Greg Pryor, Life Priority Owner, with “Pain Free” author Luke Bucci
Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Slowing Up the Aging Process in a Fast-Paced World

In today’s fast-paced lifestyles, most men are faced with increasing mental and physical Greg Royals 1985demands as they age. Personally, I have found that an easy, logical way to slow up my aging process is to keep my body and brain more fit through the use of a few essential supplements with each meal.

I urge all men to consider, at least, the use of the following supplements: a high-quality multi to insure immune support, a potent omega-3 supplement for heart and brain health, specific nutrients that help promote a healthy prostate, and a simple amino sugar (glucosamine) for cartilage health.

I feel that the consistent, daily use of the right nutrients in supplement form (and in adequate amounts!) is one of the most important health decisions that we can make. Based on the past 20 years of being in the dietary supplement industry through my company, Life Priority, and my 16 year career as a pro athlete, I feel strongly that using high-quality supplements is imperative. No matter what you have read or what your doctor, chiropractor, nutritionist, etc. might suggest, your diet is most likely lacking in one or more essential nutrients. You can help yourself feel better and slow up your personal aging process by using high-quality supplements.

I have been involved as a retail customer or a marketer of dietary supplements since 1991. Prior to ’91, I was not aware of the value or importance of getting certain nutrients in my body on a consistent basis. Don’t leave your physical and mental well-being up to anyone else! It’s your life! Your body, including your brain, is aging each day and you can give yourself a better chance at living a healthier (and happier!) life by simply using enough of the right nutrients each day with meals or at bedtime.

Life Priority, Inc., was formed in 1994 to provide customers with time-tested high quality, research-based, scientifically-formulated health and nutritional products. A major life-extension-bookreason that Life Priority was formed was because of the research of 2 scientists who were the co-authors of a NY Times best-seller Life Extension, A Practical Scientific Approach, which was written specifically for doctors. The authors, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, wrote Life Extension do that doctors could understand how using certain nutrients in adequate amounts could slow up the aging process.

Durk and Sandy’s multi-vitamin/mineral formula, One Per Meal Lifeguard, contains 25 different nutrients. Each Lifeguard capsule, meant to be used after meals 3 times per day, contains more than the minimum RDA’s. Three other Life Priority products, Omega-3 Priority, Prostate Priority, and Joint Decision/Total Joint Complex provide specific nutrients not contained in the Lifeguard product but do not contain many essential nutrients for specific areas of the body.

Take the advice of someone who, in 1991 at the age of 42, was enlightened by experts in the dietary supplement industry regarding the aging process–get more essential nutrients in your body each day by using “nutrition that you can feel!”

To Your Health!

Greg Pryor-Life Priority Co-Owner and Customer

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.